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A new Humble Bundle is available after a couple weeks of silence. The Humble Survive This Bundle contains seven survival-based games for you to grab.

As usual the bundle is broken into three tiers with the first tier being pay what you want. This tier has three games and the usual 10% coupon for the Humble Monthly Bundle. The first game is Tharsis, a strategy board game about a trip in space gone wrong. You’ll have to repair the ship, keep your crew alive, and try your best to make it to Mars without eating the rest of the crew. You can read our review of it here. Next up is Early Access game Savage Lands. Here you’ll enter an open fantasy world where you can claim a kingdom and fight against the leader of the lands. Finally you’ll get Kholat, a horror game based on the Dyatlov Pass Incident where you need to figure out what has happened during said incident. You can read our review of Kholat here if you want more information.

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Tharsis

Next up is the beat the average tier which has three more games and at the time of writing costs $4.94. Two of the games are in the Early Access program, the first being Space Engineers. Here you’ll travel to space, colonize planets, and build massive structures with what you find. You can read our preview here. Next up is another Early Access survival game, this one being the popular Rust. In Rust you’ll be wandering around a map to collect resources and build bases with other players either assisting or attacking you. Finally, you’ll also get Shelter 2, a game in which you play as a mother lynx trying to keep her cubs from being killed or snatched by other animals. It should be noted that there appears to be no plans to add more games next week, which would usually appear in this tier.

The last tier is set to a flat price of $14 and includes only a single game: Planetbase. Here you’ll be building a colony on a distant planet, trying to keep it alive for as long as possible while surviving various catastrophes. You can read our review of Planetbase here.

The Humble Survive This Bundle will be available for the next two weeks.

How do you feel about this Humble Bundle? Too much of a focus on Early Access games? Not a fan of survival? See a bunch of titles you want? Let us know in the comments!


Samuel Guglielmo

Associate Review Editor

I’m Sam. Been playing video games since PlayStation. Favorite games include Ace Combat 5, Perfect Dark, Final Fantasy IX, Metro 2033, and MonsterBag. Also loves books and can be found face first in one all the time.



  • DukeMagus

    Curiously, the article doesn’t link to the bundle. It’s easy to google it, i know, but it feels like it could be added

  • DynastyStar

    I was wondering the same thing.

  • DynastyStar

    I’m gonna be avoiding this bundle like the plague. 3 out of the 7 games are in Early Access(so literally about half), and the other 4 I know next to nothing about, and generally I don’t buy bundles unless there are at least some games that I actively want.

  • DEADBEEF

    Why not look into the remaining 4 games, then? Not like the bundle is pricey – if even one of the games looks good, it may be worthwhile.

  • Sam Guglielmo

    Whoops.

    It was 100% supposed to, I just kinda forgot a little in my rush to get it done to get to No Man’s Sky.

    It’s in now tho.

  • DynastyStar

    I already have enough tat in my Steam Library that I have no intention of playing because I got it from bundles that I bought for other games, I don’t need to be specifically be buying bundles for them.

  • jaygerbomb

    Honestly, a humble bundle is pretty much the only way I *would* acquire an EA game at this point. I’ve jumped on a handful, but ARK & Kerbal ended up being the only ones that ever became anything worthwhile, even though ARK still isn’t finished.
    Humble bundle is a low risk way to go about it, and chances are I’d get at least one worthwhile game. Survival has been done to death at this point though, so this particular bundle doesn’t interest me either way.

  • DynastyStar

    Agreed. like if Darkest Dungeon were put in a bundle a few months before release, it would have been worth picking assuming it had other games in the bundle I want. I’m a budget gamer. I ONLY buy games on sale for those I REALLY want(ie. Huniepop), and in bundles I buy games tha have my attention, but are most of the time the ones I get in bundles are ones that have my attention, but I’m not like “I NEED THIS NOW!” type of thing. I have almost 100 games on my wishlist, and some are a priority when I can afford to game shop, the others I’ll get to in a bundle.

  • I reviewed Planetbase for TR. I liked it. It has some flaws but its a neat game.

    So gonna pick this up. It has like 2 games I want.